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The Tumblr blog Don't Call Me Oscar is run by photographer Maggie Storino. These adorable recreations of the Best Picture nominees are not just cute, they can tell the future. Storino told Mashable, "A little known fact about 'Don't Call Me Oscar' is that it's a good predictor of the Oscar winner; since we've been on Tumblr, the photo with the most notes has won Best Picture 3 out of 4 years."

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parenting technology A Woman Found out She Was Pregnant From Her FitBit Data
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A lot of people wear a Fitbit or similar wearable technology to keep track of their health. The models that track heart rate are also good for pinpointing a moment of heartbreak or in this case, discovering a pregnancy.  

David Trinidad was just looking for a solution to his wife's potentially malfunctioning sensors when he posted about it on Reddit



Another user suggested that she could be under a lot of stress or she could be pregnant. Since Trinidad and his wife were trying to start a family they got it checked out and later he confirmed that was the case. 



parenting nintendo ds Adorable Boy Sends Apology Letter to Nintendo For Spilling Water on His DS
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This Japanese boy made the mistake of keeping his Nintendo 3DS in the same bag as a poorly capped water bottle.  He was told to contact the company himself to get it repaired and he included this note. According to Kotaku, it says:

I apologize for accidentally getting [my 3DS] wet. I’d like to think I’ve already resigned myself to not seeing my 3DS, which is always with me. From here on out, I aim to close my thermos’ lid correctly. I am truly sorry.
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More information on the product's Indiegogo campaign provides an impressive list of features.



Now they just need to make adult sized versions and we're one step closer to being the people from Wall-E.

little boy receives block of wood instead of ps4
Via: UPI
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Nine-year-old Scott Lundy was so excited to receive a PS4 this christmas until he opened the box and found a wooden replica of the system placed there by thieves. To add insult to injury, they included a "crude drawing of male genitals" (missed opportunity for a dickbutt) on the wood and a message that said "from cock and balls with love."



Scott's parents were able to return the console to Target and get a replacement, but Scott's faith in Santa Claus is shaken. I guess Call of Duty: Black Ops III and The Uncharted Collection will be there to carry him through this difficult time.

Via: CNN
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You'll remember Ethan Couch was convicted of four counts of intoxication manslaughter, but was not sentenced to any jail time. Instead, he was given 10 years' probation. Couch's defense team, which included psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller, argued that the teen suffered from "affluenza," meaning his irresponsible behavior and lifestyle were a product of his affluent upbringing and "profoundly dysfunctional" parents.

Part of his parole mandates that he regularly checks in with his parole officer and that he not drink alcohol for 10 years. The latter is being investigated now thanks to a snapchat of Ethan playing beer pong at a house party in Texas.





Couch and his mother were picked up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Monday, reports a spokesman for the Jalisco state prosecutor's office. After both underwent a medical checkup, they were transferred to immigration authorities and will be returning to the U.S. "shortly."



christmas news little girl touches elf on a shelf and fears she ruined christmas so she calls 911
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When Isabelle LaPeruta, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl, accidentally touched her Elf on the Shelf she thought she did something that would get her in trouble with Santa. According to the popular children's book, touching the Elf on a Shelf is a big time no-no and doing so means the Christmas magic goes away from your home.

Panicked that she just ruined Christmas, Isabelle did what she was told to do in an emergency, call 911.



"To her, it was an emergency when she touched the elf, and she's going to ruin Christmas, so that was her emergency. In her mind, she did right, and it was fine with us." said Old Bridge Police Lt. Joseph Mandola. Looks like the Christmas magic is back for one 7-year-old little girl.



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